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Opis: Experiences of Test Automation - Dorothy Graham, Mark Fewster

Software test automation has moved beyond a luxury to become a necessity. Applications and systems have grown ever larger and more complex, and manual testing simply cannot keep up. As technology changes, and more organizations move into agile development, testing must adapt-and quickly. Test automation is essential, but poor automation is wasteful-how do you know where your efforts will take you? Authors Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster wrote the field's seminal text, Software Test Automation, which has guided many organizations toward success. Now, in Experiences of Test Automation, they reveal test automation at work in a wide spectrum of organizations and projects, from complex government systems to medical devices, SAP business process development to Android mobile apps and cloud migrations. This book addresses both management and technical issues, describing failures and successes, brilliant ideas and disastrous decisions and, above all, offers specific lessons you can use. Coverage includes * Test automation in agile development * How management support can make or break successful automation * The importance of a good testware architecture and abstraction levels * Measuring benefits and Return on Investment (ROI) * Management issues, including skills, planning, scope, and expectations * Model-Based Testing (MBT), monkey testing, and exploratory test automation * The importance of standards, communication, documentation, and flexibility in enterprise-wide automation * Automating support activities * Which tests to automate, and what not to automate * Hidden costs of automation: maintenance and failure analysis * The right objectives for test automation: why "finding bugs" may not be a good objective * Highlights, consisting of lessons learned, good points, and helpful tips Experiences of Test Automation will be invaluable to everyone considering, implementing, using, or managing test automation. Testers, analysts, developers, automators and automation architects, test managers, project managers, QA professionals, and technical directors will all benefit from reading this book. "What you hold in your hands is a treasure trove of hard-won knowledge about what works and what doesn't in test automation. It can save you untold hours and costs by steering you away from paths that lead nowhere and guiding you towards those that lead to success." -Linda Hayes "From tools to methodology, Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster weave a compelling set of stories that provide a learning experience in automation. This comprehensive tome is the first of its kind to take the reader deep into the world of automated testing, as depicted by case studies that show the realities of what happened across a multitude of projects spanning a wide variety of industries and technology environments. By identifying similarities and repeated themes, the authors help the reader focus on the essential learning lessons and pitfalls to avoid. Read this book cover to cover for inspiration and a realization of what it takes to ultimately succeed in test automation." -Andrew L. Pollner, President & CEO of ALP International Corporation "Many years after their best-seller Software Test Automation, Mark Fewster and Dorothy Graham have done it again. Agile methodologies have given test automation a dominant presence in today's testing practices. This is an excellent, highly practical book with many well-documented case studies from a wide range of perspectives. Highly recommended to all those involved, or thinking about getting involved, in test automation." - Erik van Veenendaal, Founder of Improve Quality Services and vice-chair of TMMi Foundation "This book is like having a testing conference in your hand, with a wealth of case studies and insights. Except that this book is much cheaper than a conference, and you don't have to travel for it. What impressed me in particular was that it is all tied together in a concise 'chapter zero' that efficiently addresses the various aspects I can think of for automation success. And that is something you will not get in a conference." -Hans Buwalda "An exciting, well-written, and wide-ranging collection of case studies with valuable realworld experiences, tips, lessons learned, and points to remember from real automation projects. This is a very useful book for anyone who needs the evidence to show managers and colleagues what works-and what does not work-on the automation journey." -Isabel Evans, FBCS CITP, Quality Manager, Dolphin Computer Access "Experiences of Test Automation first describes the essence of effective automated testing. It proceeds to provide many lifetimes worth of experience in this field, from a wide variety of situations. It will help you use automated testing for the right reasons, in a way that suits your organization and project, while avoiding the various pitfalls. It is of great value to anyone involved in testing-management, testers, and automators alike." -Martin Gijsen, Independent Test Automation Architect "This offering by Fewster and Graham is a highly significant bridge between test automation theory and reality. Test automation framework design and implementation is an inexact science begging for a reusable set of standards that can only be derived from a growing body of precedence; this book helps to establish such precedence. Much like predecessor court cases are cited to support subsequent legal decisions in a judicial system, the diverse case studies in this book may be used for making contemporary decisions regarding engagement in, support of, and educating others on software test automation framework design and implementation." -Dion Johnson, Software Test Consultant and Principle Adviser to the Automated Testing Institute (ATI) "Even with my long-established 'test automation won't work' stance, this book did make me pause and ponder. It opened my mind and gave me a few 'oh, I hadn't thought of that' moments. I would recommend this book as an initial reference for any organization wanting to introduce test automation." -Audrey Leng "This book is a stunning achievement. I believe that it is one of the best books ever written in test automation. Dot and Mark's approach presenting 28 case studies is a totally new concept including eye-catching tips, good points, and lessons learned. The case studies are coming from life experiences, successes and failures, including several aspects of automation, different environments, and a mixture of solutions. Books are 'the' source of wisdom, and what a good idea for using storytelling to increase our learning through triggering our memories. This book is a must for everyone who is thinking of or involved in test automation at all levels. It is truly unique in its kind." -Mieke GeversForeword xxix Preface xxxi Reflections on the Case Studies (by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster ) 1 A Management Issues 2 B Technical Issues 8 C Conclusion 16 Chapter 1: An Agile Team's Test Automation Journey: The First Year (by Lisa Crispin) 17 1.1 Background for the Case Study 18 1.2 Whole Team Commitment 19 1.3 Setting Up the Automation Strategy 20 1.4 Applying Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) to Test behind the GUI Using FitNesse 24 1.5 Use an Incremental Approach 26 1.6 The Right Metrics 27 1.7 Celebrate Successes 28 1.8 Incorporate Engineering Sprints 28 1.9 Team Success 29 1.10 Continuous Improvement 31 1.11 Conclusion 32 Chapter 2: The Ultimate Database Automation (by Henri van de Scheur) 33 2.1 Background for the Case Study 33 2.2 Software under Test 35 2.3 Objectives for Test Automation 36 2.4 Developing Our Inhouse Test Tool 37 2.5 Our Results 40 2.6 Managing Our Automated Tests 40 2.7 Test Suites and Types 41 2.8 Today's Situation 43 2.9 Pitfalls Encountered and Lessons Learned (the Hard Way) 43 2.10 How We Applied Advice from the Test Automation Book 45 2.11 Conclusion 47 2.12 Acknowledgments 48 Chapter 3: Moving to the Cloud: The Evolution of TiP, Continuous Regression Testing in Production (by Ken Johnston and Felix Deschamps) 49 3.1 Background for the Case Study 50 3.2 Moving Our Testing into the Cloud 52 3.3 How We Implemented TiP 55 3.4 Sample of Monthly Service Review Scorecards 58 3.5 Exchange TiP v2-Migrating TiP to the Windows Azure Cloud 62 3.6 What We Learned 63 3.7 Conclusion 67 3.8 Acknowledgments 67 Chapter 4: The Automator Becomes the Automated (by Bo Roop) 69 4.1 Background for the Case Study: My First Job 69 4.2 My Great Idea ... 72 4.3 A Breakthrough 74 4.4 Conclusion 80 Chapter 5: Autobiography of an Automator: From Mainframe to Framework Automation (by John Kent) 83 5.1 Background for the Case Study 84 5.2 A Mainframe Green-Screen Automation Project 88 5.3 Difference between Mainframe and Script-Based Tools 89 5.4 Using the New Script-Based Tools 91 5.5 Automating Tests for IBM Maximo 97 5.6 Conclusion 102 5.7 Additional Reading 103 Chapter 6: Project 1: Failure!, Project 2: Success! (by Ane Clausen) 105 6.1 Background for the Case Study 105 6.2 Project 1: Failure! 107 6.3 Project 2: Success! 109 6.4 The Next Time Period: Testing for Real 118 6.5 Conclusion 127 Chapter 7: Automating the Testing of Complex Government Systems (by Elfriede Dustin) 129 7.1 Background for the Case Study 129 7.2 Our Requirements for Automation 131 7.3 Automated Test and Re-Test (ATRT), Our Automated Testing Solution-What Is It? 132 7.4 Automated Testing Solution Applied 140 7.5 Conclusion 142 Chapter 8: Device Simulation Framework (by Alan Page) 143 8.1 Background for the Case Study 143 8.2 The Birth of Device Simulation Framework (DSF) 145 8.3 Building the DSF 146 8.4 Automation Goals 148 8.5 Case Studies 149 8.6 No Silver Bullets 153 8.7 Conclusion 154 8.8 Acknowledgments 154 Chapter 9: Model-Based Test-Case Generation in ESA Projects (by Stefan Mohacsi and Armin Beer) 155 9.1 Background for the Case Study 155 9.2 Model-Based Testing and Test-Case Generation 157 9.3 Our Application: ESA Multi-Mission User Services 161 9.4 Experience and Lessons Learned 168 9.5 Conclusion 173 9.6 References 174 9.7 Acknowledgments 175 Chapter 10: Ten Years On and Still Going (by Simon Mills) 177 10.1 Background for the Case Study: "Before" 177 10.2 Insurance Quotation Systems Tested Automatically Every Month 179 10.3 What Happened Next? 193 10.4 Conclusion 193 Chapter 11: A Rising Phoenix from the Ashes (by Jason Weden) 197 11.1 Background for the Case Study 197 11.2 The Birth of the Phoenix 199 11.3 The Death of the Phoenix 202 11.4 The Rebirth of the Phoenix 203 11.5 The New Life of the Phoenix 207 11.6 Conclusion 212 Chapter 12: Automating the Wheels of Bureaucracy (by Damon Yerg [A Pseudonym]) 217 12.1 Background for the Case Study 217 12.2 The Agency Automation 219 12.3 From 2000 to 2008 223 12.4 An Alignment of Planets 226 12.5 Building Capability within Test Teams 231 12.6 Future Directions: The Journey Continues 233 12.7 Conclusion 235 Chapter 13: Automated Reliability Testing Using Hardware Interfaces (by Bryan Bakker) 237 13.1 Background for the Case Study 238 13.2 The Need for Action 239 13.3 Test Automation Startup (Incremental Approach) 240 13.4 Buy-In from Management 242 13.5 Further Development of Test Framework 244 13.6 Deployment and Improved Reporting 248 13.7 Conclusion 250 Chapter 14: Model-Based GUI Testing of Android Applications (by Antti Jaaskelainen, Tommi Takala, and Mika Katara) 253 14.1 Background for the Case Study 253 14.2 MBT with TEMA Toolset 256 14.3 Modeling Application Behavior 261 14.4 Generation of Tests 266 14.5 Connectivity and Adaptation 268 14.6 Results 272 14.7 Conclusion 273 14.8 Acknowledgments 274 14.9 References 274 Chapter 15: Test Automation of SAP Business Processes (by Christoph Mecke, Melanie Reinwarth, and Armin Gienger) 277 15.1 Background for the Case Study 278 15.2 Standards and Best Practices 282 15.3 eCATT Usage Examples 286 15.4 Conclusion 292 15.5 Acknowledgments 293 Chapter 16: Test Automation of a SAP Implementation (by Bjorn Boisschot) 295 16.1 Background for the Case Study 295 16.2 Project Overview 298 16.3 Phase 1: Proof of Concept 299 16.4 Phase 2: Project Start 307 16.5 Conclusion 319 Chapter 17: Choosing the Wrong Tool (by Michael Williamson) 321 17.1 Background for the Case Study 321 17.2 Our Preexisting Automation (or Lack Thereof) 324 17.3 Decision Needed: New Tool or Major Maintenance Effort? 326 17.4 Moving Forward with eggPlant 328 17.5 What Did We Do after eggPlant? 336 17.6 Conclusion 336 Chapter 18: Automated Tests for Marketplace Systems: Ten Years and Three Frameworks (by Lars Wahlberg) 339 18.1 Background for the Case Study 340 18.2 Automated Test Frameworks 341 18.3 Test Roles 344 18.4 Abstraction Layer 345 18.5 Configuration 348 18.6 Cost and ROI 349 18.7 Conclusion 352 Chapter 19: There's More to Automation Than Regression Testing: Thinking Outside the Box (by Jonathan Kohl) 355 19.1 Background for the Case Study 355 19.2 Two Tales of Task Automation 357 19.3 Automation to Support Manual Exploratory Testing 362 19.4 Automating Data Interactions 364 19.5 Automation and Monitoring 368 19.6 Simulating Real-World Loads by Combining Simple Tools 370 19.7 Conclusion 372 19.8 References 372 Chapter 20: Software for Medical Devices and Our Need for Good Software Test Automation (by Albert Farre Benet, Christian Ekiza Lujua, Helena Soldevila Grau, Manel Moreno Jaimez, Fernando Monferrer Perez, and Celestina Bianco) 375 20.1 Background for the Case Study 376 20.2 Comparison of the Different Approaches to Each Project 381 20.3 Project hamlet 385 20.4 Project phoenix 386 20.5 Project doityourself 388 20.6 Project miniweb 391 20.7 Test Execution 392 20.8 Result Reporting 393 20.9 Conclusion 396 Chapter 21: Automation through the Back Door (by Supporting Manual Testing) (by Seretta Gamba) 401 21.1 Background for the Case Study 401 21.2 Our Technical Solution 403 21.3 Implementing Test Automation with ISS Test Station 406 21.4 Implementing Test Automation 409 21.5 Supporting Manual Testing 413 21.6 The New Manual Test Process 417 21.7 Conclusion 422 21.8 References 423 Chapter 22: Test Automation as an Approach to Adding Value to Portability Testing (by Wim Demey) 425 22.1 Background for the Case Study 427 22.2 Portability Testing: Love or Hate It 428 22.3 Combination of Both Worlds as a Solution 428 22.4 Conclusion 435 22.5 Acknowledgment 435 Chapter 23: Automated Testing in an Insurance Company: Feeling Our Way (by Ursula Friede) 437 23.1 Background for the Case Study 437 23.2 The Application 439 23.3 Objectives 440 23.4 The Work 441 23.5 Lessons 443 23.6 Conclusion 444 Chapter 24: Adventures with Test Monkeys (by John Fodeh) 447 24.1 Background for the Case Study 447 24.2 Limitations of Automated Regression Testing 449 24.3 Test Monkeys 451 24.4 Implementing Test Monkeys 453 24.5 Using Test Monkeys 454 24.6 Benefits and Limitations 458 24.7 Conclusion 459 24.8 Additional Reading 460 Chapter 25: System-of-Systems Test Automation at NATS (by Mike Baxter, Nick Flynn, Christopher Wills, and Michael Smith) 461 25.1 Background for the Case Study 461 25.2 Test Execution Tool Integration 465 25.3 Pilot Project for the Tool 466 25.4 In-Service Model 467 25.5 Implementation 467 25.6 Typical Script Template 470 25.7 Lessons Learned 472 25.8 Conclusion 474 Chapter 26: Automating Automotive Electronics Testing (by Ross Timmerman and Joseph Stewart) 477 26.1 Background for the Case Study 477 26.2 Objectives for Automation Project 480 26.3 Brief History of the Automation Project 480 26.4 Results of the Automation Project 483 26.5 Conclusion 483 Chapter 27: BHAGs, Change, and Test Transformation (by Ed Allen and Brian Newman) 485 27.1 Background for the Case Study 485 27.2 Buy-In 487 27.3 The Story of Building the Automation Framework 491 27.4 Description of our Automation Framework 493 27.5 The Test Environment 497 27.6 Metrics 499 27.7 Conclusion 501 Chapter 28: Exploratory Test Automation: An Example Ahead of Its Time (by Harry Robinson and Ann Gustafson Robinson) 505 28.1 Background for the Case Study 505 28.2 What's a Trouble Manager? 507 28.3 Testing a Trouble Manager Transaction 509 28.4 Constructing Test Cases Programmatically 510 28.5 New Ways to Think about Automated Tests 511 28.6 Testing the Trouble Manager Workflow 513 28.7 Test Generation in Action 518 28.8 Home Stretch 520 28.9 Post-Release 521 28.10 Conclusion 522 28.11 Acknowledgments 522 Chapter 29: Test Automation Anecdotes 523 29.1 Three Grains of Rice (by Randy Rice) 523 29.2 Understanding Has to Grow (by Molly Mahai) 527 29.3 First Day Automated Testing (by Jonathon Lee Wright) 528 29.4 Attempting to Get Automation Started (by Tessa Benzie) 535 29.5 Struggling with (against) Management (by Kai Sann) 536 29.6 Exploratory Test Automation: Database Record Locking (by Douglas Hoffman) 538 29.7 Lessons Learned from Test Automation in an Embedded Hardware-Software Computer Environment (by Jon Hagar) 545 29.8 The Contagious Clock (by Jeffrey S. Miller) 549 29.9 Flexibility of the Automation System (by Mike Bartley) 551 29.10 A Tale of Too Many Tools (and Not Enough Cross-Department Support) (by Adrian Smith) 552 29.11 A Success with a Surprising End (by George Wilkinson) 556 29.12 Cooperation Can Overcome Resource Limitations (by Michael Albrecht) 561 29.13 An Automation Process for Large-Scale Success (by Michael Snyman) 562 29.14 Test Automation Isn't Always What It Seems (by Julian Harty) 567 Appendix: Tools 573 About the Case Study Authors 587 About the Book Authors 605 Index 607


Szczegóły: Experiences of Test Automation - Dorothy Graham, Mark Fewster

Tytuł: Experiences of Test Automation
Autor: Dorothy Graham, Mark Fewster
Producent: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780321754066
Rok produkcji: 2012
Ilość stron: 672
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 1.05 kg


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